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    broke down before belt came off pump and belt tensioner bracket cracked

    hey everyone how are you I broke down earlier belt came off lost power steering for only to seconds not dumb enough to keep driving and overheat the motor but when i opened the hood i looked around and the belt tensioner and power steering pump bracket was cracked can shake the pump and tensioner what to do get it from a junkyard please help i dont know what to do

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    Re: broke down before belt came off pump and belt tensioner bracket cracked

    First thing would be to call the dealer and ask what the part would cost, and if they can get it. Sometimes that stuff is reasonably priced for the ease of effort.

    Otherwise go to http://car-part.com/ and you want a power steering pump for your year/make/model, then have it sort by distance. Call each junkyard and tell them you need the tensioner bracket that the pump bolts onto, and ask if the pump is still on the car or if the pump includes the tensioner and bracket. One of the pumps I bought included the bracket and tensioner as well... Another one had half the bracket (they used a gas powered saw to cut the pump off the motor)

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    Re: broke down before belt came off pump and belt tensioner bracket cracked

    ok ill do that but i gotta get a new power steering pump i can just get the tensioner with the bracket? how hard would that be to put all that on?

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    Re: broke down before belt came off pump and belt tensioner bracket cracked

    On my 4.1 it's pretty obvious and intuitive once you get into it.

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    Re: broke down before belt came off pump and belt tensioner bracket cracked

    so it's not that bad then? and do i need to get the power steering pump i can't just get the tensioner and bracket?

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    Re: broke down before belt came off pump and belt tensioner bracket cracked

    However they sell it is how you have to buy it.. Like I said call the dealer first sometimes the price is worth not having the hassle.

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    Re: broke down before belt came off pump and belt tensioner bracket cracked

    ok thanks calling in the morning and see what i can do hopefully can do it myself

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    Re: broke down before belt came off pump and belt tensioner bracket cracked

    If you have a FSM(you said you did) open it up and find the procedure for replacing the pump, bracket, and tensioner. No one here can fix it for you online. It is not hard, just follow the procedure.

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    Re: broke down before belt came off pump and belt tensioner bracket cracked

    mike, did you ever get this taken care of? My PS pump bracket broke like yours a while back on my 4.9L. I just pulled the components and took it to a local fabricator/welding shop and they TIG'ed it back up for me for $20. Works like a charm.

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